|Employer Profile - CRESIB
Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB
a research centre focused on global health and developed by a number
of leading academic and biomedical research institutions based in
de Barcelona, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Institut
d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS).
Working together with the Autonomous
Government of Catalonia,
seeks to meet the new international
challenges of the 21st century.
incorporated as a private foundation in July 2006, within the
framework of the Catalan Government’s Research Centres Programme,
which in recent years has pursued a policy that focuses on the
creation and development of outstanding research centres in specific
scientific-technical areas and fields, with particular emphasis on
biomedical research and the health sciences.
carries out activities aimed at generating knowledge and development
as well as improving health impacts, these are based in four main
Education, Medical Assistance and
research activity is developed within the framework of four research
programmes that cover a number of areas related to international
significant part of the research conducted within the framework of
programme is carried out in cooperation with the Centro de
Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça (CISM,
the collaborating centre with which CRESIB has the closest and most
enduring relationship. The centre was created in 1996 based on
bilateral cooperation between the government of Mozambique,
represented by the Ministry of Health and Eduardo Mondlane
University, and the government of Spain, represented by the Spanish
Agency for International Cooperation for the Development (AECID) and
Fundació Clínic per la Recerca Biomèdica (FCRB,
aims is to transfer the results of basic research to clinical
practice and the health policies of the most disadvantaged countries,
thereby helping to improve their economic and health development. To
pursue this aim the centre promotes
with health institutions in developing countries. CRESIB is also
engaged in long-term collaborations with other international centres,
participating in several consortiums to carry out research projects.
Particularly noteworthy projects are the Malaria P.
Consortium, the Intermittent Preventive Treatment in infants
Consortium (IPTi, through FCRB), and the Malaria Age of Exposure
Consortium (AgeMal, through IDIBAPS).
training of health personnel, doctors and researchers is another
cornerstone of CRESIB
that aims to become a reference centre and facilitator for
international health training. CRESIB
develops its own training programmes and collaborates with a
wide range of institutions in order to promote knowledge of
international health issues and to improve the training of health
professionals to manage imported and tropical diseases. CRESIB
also trains highly qualified investigators in specific areas related
to international health (mainly through university masters programs,
PhDs and continued training) and technical, medical and scientific
personnel from the poorest
also programmes and clinical internships for some of these students.
aims to contribute to the education of the next generation of medical
doctors and researchers of endemic areas, so they can look for new
ways of tackling the big global Health problems, focusing on the
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